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, especially in the fast track planes. >> first lady michelle obama has an urgent task at the convention, persuade voters to give him more time to finish the job. >> they want to make sure he stays there. >> the big theme is are we better off for the democrats >> it certainly is and it is every four years. this is where it is all happening starting today at the national convention. the energy is increasing and it will continue to happen through the evening with michelle obama taking the spotlight. the stage has been built and the party platform released in democrats are ready to kick off their 2012 convention >> this has been such an historic time that i could not imagine coming >> republicans will not let go of the question, are americans better off than they were four years ago? >> on want to ask the people struggling to find work if they're better off >> 52% of likely voters say the country is worse off than it was four years ago and 54 percent say the president does not deserve to be reelected based solely on his performance. vice-president joe biden is leading the charge to convince
into nomination. first lady michelle obama helped define the president in her own terms. mark matthews has more from the convention. >>> he was still the guy who picked me up for our dates in a car that was so rusted out, i could actually see the pavement going by in a hole in the passenger side door. >> reporter: she said before the decision about running for the white house she was worried it would change them. >> i have seen firsthand, that being president doesn't change who you are, no, it reveals who you are. [ applause ] >> reporter: michelle obama said her husband refused to listen to those who told him to leave health care reform to somebody else. >> he did it because he believes that here in america, our grandparents should be able to afford medicine, kids should be able to see a doctor when they are sick. he believes that women are more than capable of making our own choices about our bodies and our health care. that's what my husband stands for. [ cheering and applause ] >> reporter: in an obvious reference to the republican opponents. >> for barack, success isn't about how much mone
will they be counting on michelle obama but also counting on a long list of speakers. we have heard an enthusiastic crowd only as they gave a full throated defense of the president's health care act known as obama care by republicans. and they have given example after example of his leadership ability, something else that republicans criticized last week in tampa. but the headliner, a first lady, she will reintroduce her husband to american voters. the democratic national convention is officially underway. michelle obama headlines the first night of big speeches. >> i think that she is dynamic, and i'm just excited. >> she is proud to display her admiration. >> i am wearing my tribute to michelle obama. >> she expects the first lady to appeal to women voters. >> as a representative of women, she has been outstanding. >> at a rally in virginia the president said that he will watch his wife's speech on television with their daughters. >> whenever i say today, it is going to be, at best, a distant second to the speech that you will hear tonight from the start of the obama family, michelle obama. >> wi
swing at this hour and tonight's headline speaker is michelle obama. other heavy hitters. craig. >> gasia, good evening to you. on stage right now maryland governor firing up this crowd. he's going to be introducing in just a few moments the keynote speaker for tonight, the san antonio mayor. it's going to be an electrifying moment for them. everyone here ready and waiting for the headlining event of this night, first lady michelle obama as the democratic national convention kicks into overdrive really on its very first night. >> the 45th national convention of the democratic party will now come to order. . >> first lady michelle obama is taking the prime time spotlight on the opening night, but ahead of her speech, several prominent democrats are firing up the crowd. >> being asked to pay your fair share isn't class war fair. it's patriotism. >> mitt romney says we should take his word that he's paid his fair share. his word? his word? trust comes from transparency, and mitt romney comes up short on both. >> democrats adopted a party's platform that calls for higher taxes on th
>>> for barack, these issues are not political. they are personal. >> first lady michelle obama brings the democratic national convention to its feet. the powerful message she delivered to voters. >> reporter: we're live in morgan hill where several things are happening today involving missing teen, sierra lamar. we'll tell you who is visiting the search center an what's been planned for later on today. >>> well, good morning to you. welcome to "mornings on 2." i'm dave clark. >> i'm tori campbell. it's wednesday, september 5th. >>> we begin with continuing coverage of the shooting that leaves a -- that leaves a chp officer, kenyon youngstrom, fighting for his life. he was shot yesterday by a man in a jeep. alex savidge is at the john muir medical center with an update on the officer's condition. >> reporter: i just spoke a short time ago with the chp spokesperson who told me that wounded officer's family members and fellow officers have remained here at his bedside throughout the my. he's in icu here and at last check does remain in critical condition. the chp identified the o
michelle obama. [ cheers and applause ] >> one by one, he dissected the romney campaign's major arguments against president obama, including attacks about health care reform and medicare made by vice presidential candidate paul ryan. >> that $716 billion is exactly to the dollar the same amount of medicare savings that he had in his own budget. [ applause ] >> it takes some brass to attack a guy for doing what you did. >> reporter: he went on, addressing welfare reform and the economy. >> in tampa, the republican argument against the president re-election was actually pretty simple. pretty snappy. it went something like this. we left him a total mess. he hadn't cleaned it up fast enough, so fire him and put us back in. >> reporter: he acknowledged the economy is still in recovery. but he asks -- >> are we better off than we were when he took office? >> reporter: president clinton did work in a plug or two for his own economic performance in the '90s. >> people ask me all the time how we got our budgets passed. what new ideas did we bring to washington? i always bring a one-word answer. ar
to be michelle obama who's going to really fire up these democrats tonight, and they hope, outside of this hall, despite of the fact that the economy did not fire up today and that plagued barack obama. >> well now come to order. >> reporter: the democratic convention began in charlotte without president obama. he went to norfolk and did not mention the economic news. factory activity down for a third straight month, construction spending for the third month in a row. >> what i'm going to offer is a better path forward, a path that will create good jobs. >> a goal in charlotte is to get key voters he needs refired up and ready to go. in the last nbc news poll, 59% of young voters, only 49% of latinos said they were enthusiastic about the elections, democrats hope michelle obama can help tonight in her prime time speech. >> at whatever age to exercise the rights that people before us fought so hard for us to have. >> i'm going to not to -- because when michelle starts talking, i start getting all misty. >> back in charlotte, vice president biden arrived for the convention. there's heavy security
is now a fast- track link par-- lane. >>mark: first lady michelle obama is speaking this evening at the democratic national convention. steve will play a big role at the convention this week. party leader say that she is a strong second to rally the voters. our approval rating as much higher than the president. >> castro will be the first person that is a latino to have ever given the keynote address at the democratic convention. you can watch the entire democratic convention on kron 4 comcast 193. >> with the democratic convention, met romney is staying at this hilltop retreat preparing for his upcoming debate. mr. romney and president obama face off on the first debate on october 3rd. this will be in denver. >>darya: please got there and found a 24 year old man that was definitely. this morning at a 17 year old is in custody for stabbing a man a powwow to appear -- paula alto. a man was back at that home multiple times. police are not releasing any more about the victim or the suspect. >> the residents are mad at vallejo police because they killed one of the young men. one m
yesterday. it ended with a highly anticipated speech. michelle obama took the stage to huge applause and cheers. coming up for you at 5:15 we will take you live to charlotte, north carolina. we will bring you more reaction to her speech and also tell you who will step on to the big stage today. >>> also this morning u.n. secretary-general bon has called on them to end the attacks there. at least 23,000 people have been killed there. today at least 75 people were killed there, including 23 children. on top of that there is a refugee crisis, more than 230,000 people have fled syria, seeking refuge in neighboring countries. >> happening now firefighters in caloosa county are working to contain two wildfires burning east of clear lake. they started before 4:00 yesterday afternoon off highway 16 in the rumsy canyon area, it is closed. take a look at the mach, map, from there to there. the fires have burned 1200 acres, so just only 10% contained at this point. >>> a third fire burning near road 27 in yellow county is 90% contained. >>> firefighters also making progress on that wildfire b
, the obama camp hoping she can once again prove to be a positive force for his campaign. >> michelle obama on a dry run of the stage she's set to speak from tonight. the first lady slated to headline the dnc's opening night is expected to provide a personal touch when speaking about her husband. >> michelle obama's speech will be as important as the presidents because michelle obama is the most popular thing about the white house and she is what a lot of independent voters still love about the white house. it's her. >> as the dnc prepared to get under way in north carolina monday, republican vice president shall nominee gpaul silvi ryans campaigning a couple hundred miles away in the same state. >> a change is clear. the differences is no matter what they say in charlotte this week, we know that when we look at the results, people are not better off than they were before. >> that question now driving the political back and forth. are you better off than you were four years ago? >> you want to know whether we're better off? i've got a little bumper sticker for you. osama bin laden is dead a
. >> in just a few minutes, president barack obama and first lady michelle obama will observe a moment of silence at the white house. we will be pausing to remember the moment the first plane crashed into the world trade center and in just a few moments we will take you to the lawn for that first moment of silence. >> let's go back over to sal for a look at your traffic, good morning, sal. >>> right now we are starting off the morning well, 80 westbound is certainly getting more crowded as you drive off and meetingerring lights are not on and they are moving onto the toll plaza and on to the bridge which is crowded already. there is an injury crash on the shoulder which could be causing problems through the pleasanton area and after that a drive through valley -- through the valley looks good >> >> if you want cooler weather go west, fog is increasing and it is a little guy low setting up more fog and breezy, about the same tomorrow, but it looks like warmer weather starts on friday into saturday. tropical clouds continue to stay east and south of us, it does not look like anything is
-- michelle obama. and mayor castro will speak as well. >> under they score, immigration, education, healthcare. any number of issues he's been a very effective advocate for the latino community. the president will make the case, americans are better off now than four years ago. >> reporter: vice president arrived today. >> you want to know whether we're wetter off? i got a little -- we're better off? i got a little bumper sticker for you. osama bin laden is dead and general motors is alive! [ cheers ] >> reporter: live in charlotte, sandra endo, tori, back to you. >> thank you. >>> and we have more details to tell you about. north carolina is considered a battleground another poll tending to lead democrat in north carolina shows the race tied. >>> police could face serious charges after allegedly embezzling $100,000 in overtime pay. kamala harris filed new charges at the inhouse police force in porterville. according to "the huffington post" charges stem from more than 500 hours of overtime in 2008. a tulare grand jury heard the case in 2008. show we have new details -- >>> we have
. >>> michelle obama took center stage tonight as the democratic national convention opened in charlotte south carolina. the first lady praised her husband saying he's the man to trust to revive this nation's economy. ktvu's ken pritchett live at the convention hall to tell us about that and also the one person she never mentioned. ken-- >> reporter: well frank we didn't talk to a delegate today who wasn't excited about the prospect of hearing from michelle obama tonight. she talked about family, the presidency and took what could be seen as a not so subtle swipes at the opposition. first lady michelle obama entered to cheers and an arena full of delegates on their feet and an enthusiasm that endured through her speech. she says the enthusiasm has not changed for her husband. >> barack obama is still the same man i fell in love with all those years ago. >> reporter: she talked of their family scrapping to mange ends meet and as a young couple paying for college. >> we were so young, so in love. and so in debt. and that's why barack has fought so hard to increase student aid and keep interest r
these issues are political. their personal. >>> list and michelle obama makes the case for another four years for her husband. >>> we also have some exclusive video of the moments after the shooting of a chp officer.,,,,,,
for a look at their observances. >> and also president barack obama and michelle obama will honor flight 77 and the 25 people -- 125 who were inside the pentagon and who died 11 years ago today. that event will include a wreathe laying and a moment of silence. >>> 40 lanterns were placed to represent the 40 passengers in sanctionville. vice-president joseph biden will speak at the ceremony and it includes a reading of the flight members passengers and crew. >>> and also tara moriarty is in san francisco this morning with more on what the fire department is doing to remember those who died. >> reporter: well, one minute befor 7:00 0 -- we are told the bell on the corner of full son will -- folsom will signify the last ban. they will observe as well a moment of silence. right now the tower is lit up in red white and blue and in about two hours, all 43 firehouses will hold ceremonies to remember those who lost their lives. those who want to honor the people who have fallen are welcome at their fire stations. >> it will be solemn and humbling and it is a tradition in san francisco where we rea
the middle- class and the good news is, you get to choose the bath we take. and first lady michelle obama her first speech there tomorrow night. >>> alive grand sculpture, he is just blocks away from the convention hall. 1,500 tons of san was tracked in. >>> now we will have live coverage of the national convention and we will go live to charlotte as the convention gets underway and the national democratic convention, you can always get more information on our website www.ktvu.com. 4:46 is the time and thousands are still without power as isaac dumped heavy rain on the gulf coast. several hundred dogs were rescued and taken to a shelter. they were staying near new orleans but the shelter quickly became overcrowded after hurricane eye zack hit. >> i am displeased the shape they are in, i don't foresee many major medical problem and i am pleased to help in such a devastating situation. >>> well, it is the last day to ride the beach boardwalk. after that, it will be shipped to new mexico. a new one will take its place and more details about the ride will be released today. several are opening th
campaign captured by firstç lady michele obamaand we'll bailiff you tt with -- bring you that with other speeds. >san antonio mayor julio castro plus other major speeches tonight. on-line you can find our 24 hour live stream coverage events inside and outside the hall. >> ifill: let's get started right down to the floor to ray suarez who will be with us tonight and the rest of the conventions. ray suare. >> suarez: we will hear from senate majority leader harry reid of november and house minority leader nancy pelosi of california. later on there will be video tributes, the first to fermenter president jimmy carter and one to the late senator edward kennedy of massachusetts. and of course much later tonight as judy mentioned, the keynote from the 37 year old mayor of san antonio texas, hoolian julit trocastroand michelle obama, tht lady of the united states. >> woodruff: mark shields and draifd brooks were with us last weak in tampa and they are here with us in charlotte. what does this line up tonight say to you what the democrats, what barack obama wants to accomplish
. >> decision 2012 it was at michelle obama. she was the last speaker of the night and she did not speak the name mitt romney. >> i've seen up close and personal what it means to be president. he knows what the american dream is because he has lived it. (cheers & applause) he wants everybody, everyone in this country to of the same opportunity. no matter who we are toward or what we look like. or who we love. >> the president and the daughters were watching from the white house. today, former president bill clinton will introduce bill clinto and introduce-0,. >> the keynote speaker was mainly positive but also warranted some criticism as out of touch characterizing mitt romney he visited a a university of ohio and gave students some advice. to start a business. and how? borrow money from your parents. and why did i not to think of that? lathe romney campaign responded that the middle-class is not better off than they were just four years ago. as a reminder come even much commercial- free on a new 24/7. and also, on our website. www.kron4.com, just 193. and also the speeches on our websit
at john muir medical center. >>> hours lived michelle obama stands by her man and why was the crowd. >>> i have seen firsthand had been president doesn't change to our it leads the hills who you are. still analysts expecting to end of the successor to the- floor as next week. she s >>> is his p. officers shot during a traffic stop on highway 680 in the alamo is on life support this morning. >>> a officers seen this note car seats of a quicker to come. >>> at last word he still in critical condition. other officers from around the state as well as his family and extended family in southern california have been keeping vigil here the hospital all night. it would shut yesterday morning but the driver of a jeep over on highway 680 in our mo. you're looking at stuff on video from a witness who saw the ball was right after the officers were shot. most of the scenes to try to show on television. >>> i heard the shot so that's one of look around at us of a cut shooting the cheap. >>> the density to chp cars in the video one front and that is the one that young to was driving. the car in back of th
. >> there is opening night at the democratic national convection. an hour from now, first lady michelle obama takes the stage but first, the delegates will hear from tonight's key note speaker mayor julian castro. mark matthews is in charlotte live, covering the convention. very big night for women at dnc. >> it is. the health and human services secretary is on stage right now. and we have seen a lot of women, camela harris, barbara lee, nancy pelosi taking the stage today on the first day of the convention. and polls are out showing the president's support among women has been dropping and he is counting on women and today has been a big day for women starting early with the california delegation. there are all speakers here this morning were women. >> we've got to wake up. we've got a big election. wake up. >> senator boxer rallied delegates this morning by answering republican challengers favorite question. >> are we better off than we were in 2008? yes, we are. >> boxer follow bid state attorney general harris. >> he got through the affordable care act. he saved our auto industry. >> and. >> it
releasing any details right now. >>> for us live and michele obama in the keynote address on among the highlights the day at the democratic national convention. >>> before we get into were expecting to give us talk about elizabeth warren. the democratic candidate for senate in massachusetts. she had some comments to make on are we better off question. >>> she did. charlie rose passer that question just a few minutes ago. elizabeth warren said let's not forget will be but four years ago. she was talking about a big decline on wall street. all the recklessness of wall street and with that really brought us bit a decrease a homebody. it was quite a family had. we had quite a long form. in her own way that was the answer to the question. >>> i would imagine that the first lady speaking tonight were going to show a little bit of that we better off. michelle the promise of going to say absolutely. >>> if that really been the topic of this convention i would say that if it wasn't in her speech it is in and out. michelle obama has come a long way into a public speaking skills since she fir
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motors is alive! >> in charlotte, michelle obama checked out the convention hall where she speaks tomorrow night. outside democrats gathered and debated what barack obama ought to emphasize. >> bin laden and all of this, as far as health care, trying to change it. he stepped in a mess. it wasn't him that created it. >> i think he needs to shoot holes in what romney is going around mouthing off about. >> mitt romney's runningmate, paul ryan came to north carolina, claiming the president cannot run on his record. >> he can't tell you that you're belter off, simply put, the jimmy carter years look like the good old days compared to where we are right now. >> romney took the day off, boating at his home in new hampshire. a new gallop poll find romney got no boost from voters from his convention. like the republicans, the democrats are running a three-day convention, not four. like last week this one will climax on thursday night in primetime, jessica. with president obama's acceptance speech. >> steve, at the last convention before he, he became president, before he be came president,
. alison burns reports from our washington, d.c. newsroom that first lady, michelle obama, will try to win over voters. alison this. >> reporter: and dave, the obama campaign knows that michelle obama is one of the most popular figures in the country and a popular spokesperson for her husband. aides say she will keep her message tonight positive focusing on what her husband has done for the country. the other headliner, julian caster. >> immigration, education, healthcare, and any number of issues, he's been a very effective candidate for the latino community. >> reporter: and the gay rights see this rainbow over charlotte as a good sign as the party platform endorses -- as the party to be voted on endorses same-sex marriage. alison burns, ktvu channel 2 news. >> all right, alison. we'll have live coverage of the democratic national convention all week long and we'll bling you a live report from -- bring you a live report from charlotte at 7:15. >>> we want to check in with tara. >> highway 101, and of course 19th avenue in the city is sluggish. westbound traffic on the top portion of your
to not allow them to domestic -- to steal the spotlight. bonds >> michele obama did the traditional on state law for today. she was the tuesday night in charlotte for. republicans are not getting the balance in the polls they had hoped for. with >> despite the drought is that we face in this new century health we saw three straight days of an agenda out of the last century. there was a rerun. you might as love what should on black-and-white television. >> actor michael clarke and duncan has died. i'm done! "are you a cool mom?" i'm gonna find out. [ female announcer ] swiffer wetjet's pads are better than ever. now they have the scrubbing power of mr. clean magic eraser so you don't have to get down on your hands and knees to scrub away tough, dried-on stains. hey, do you guys think i'm "momtacular" or "momtrocious"? ♪ [ female announcer ] swiffer. now with the scrubbing power of mr. clean magic eraser. [ woman ] ring. ring. progresso. i just finished a bowl of your new light chicken pot pie soup and it's so rich and creamy... is it really 100 calories? yes, ma'am. 100 calories. yea...i'
>> president obama except his party's nomination in charlotte on thursday. first lady michelle obama is already here. she took a tour of the stage where she will give a speech on the first day of the convention >> be sure to stay with us for continuing coverage of the democratic national convention. we will have live reports to route the week. you can also go to cbssf.com for the latest and go to 106.9 fm. >> republican presidential nominee mitt romney is already preparing for next month's debate. he is taking a few days off the campaign trail. his running mate paul ryan is not letting that stopped his momentum. he spent labor day rally in supporters at east carolina university >> after four years of getting the runaround is time for an american turnaround and the man for that job is mitt romney >> he also promised the crowd a simpler tax code that would help small businesses keep more of their money. >> a small group of protesters in san jose spent labor day the milk away millions of and other americans did, they barbequed. the difference is where and why they did it >> it was an unusual prote
. >> reporter: michellefirst lady michelle obama will speak tuesday night, the first night of the democratic national convention. republicans are not getting the post convention bouts in the polls they hoped for. few are suggesting the republican national convention made them more likely to vote for mitt romney. mitt romney took the day off but republican vice presidential candidate paul ryan was in north carolina, bashing away at the latest campaign theme, asking voters if they are better off now than four years ago. >> asked americans to send them into a second term could say you are better off today than four years ago except for jimmy carter and president obama. >> reporter: he was in detroit telling voters to stick with president obama. >> you want to know whether we are better off? osama bin laden is dead and general motesers alive. -- motors is alive. >>> the democratic national convention kicks off tuesday night. former president bill clinton gives the address wednesday and leaders are trying to undercut that fact by arguing bill clinton will remind fans he is not president obama. t
this morning" from the site of the democratic convention in charlotte. >>> michelle obama tells voters the president knows what they're going through. >>> tonight, former president bill clinton will take center stage to make his case for re-electing president obama. >>> gunfire erupts as a politician takes the stage during an election night rally. >>> and we'll introduce you to the nfl's most interesting man. >>> but we begin this morning with a look at today's "eye opener," your world in 90 seconds. >> i have seen first-hand that being president doesn't change who you are. no. it reveals who you are. >> the first lady makes a personal pitch at the democratic national convention. >> for barack, success isn't about how much money you make. it's about the difference you make in people's lives. [ applause ] >> julian castro, the mayor of san antonio, gave the keynote address. >> we all understand that freedom isn't free. what romney and ryan don't understand is that neither is opportunity. >>> nascar is a metaphor for the democratic party. everyone else is just here waiting for them to fl
that is james taylor performed there welcoming them to charlotte. tonight michelle obama is featured speaker. the 37-year-old mayor of san antonio texas gives the keynote address and will try to convince latinos that president obama deserves their vote. >> through any score, immigration, education, health scare, an any number of issues he has been a very effective advocate for the latino community. >> president clinton will address the delegates wednesday night and president obama closes out the convention thursday night with his acceptance speech. >>> the california delegation in charlotte held a celebration yesterday honoring nancy pelosi's 25 years of leadership. she told the delegates her goal in november is to re-elect president obama and win the 25 seats they need to take back a majority in the house of representatives. we will have live coverage all week long. >>> we will have our first live report from charlotte this morning coming up at 5:15. >>> right now it is 4:55. republican presidential candidate mitt romney won't be spending this week on the campaign trail. instead he will spe
is visiting and what is planned for later today. ♪ [ music ] >> first lady michelle obama the star of the show during the first night of the democratic national convention. all ahead here on the ktvu channel 2 morning news. >> complete bay area news coverage, starts right now, this is ktvu channel 2 morning news. >> well, good morning to you, welcome to wednesday, september the 5th, i am dave clark. >> good morning, i am pam cook, thank you for joining us, steve paulson also joining us talking about maybe some tropical weather. >> a lot of clouds out there, yeah, low clouds and also higher clouds, the possibility of showers, i think more likely tomorrow than today but they are there. where are they steve? right there, right there. we will take a look at those in greater detail the combination means cooler today, with 60s, 70s and 80s. >> all right. we begin with continuing coverage of the chp shootout in alamo. 37-year-old officer kenyon youngstrum is in critical condition. he stopped a jeep yesterday for an expired registration, the suspect opened fire, he was shot and killed by another offic
michelle obama. she speaks in about two hours. in charlotte, ken pritchett, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> and ktvu is streaming the dnc convention live when we're not on the air. just download the mobile app to your phone or tablet and click on the live streaming button. >>> new research showing social networking sites have only a modest influence on views. the research found 80% of users have posted little or nothing related to politics on-sites such as facebook and twitter. social networking is called varied or some what in keeping up the -- >>> an anti soda tax is suing richmond. the ordnance requires mass mailings to include funding information right on the front page. the coalition is funded mostly by the american beverage association. >>> san francisco transit officials are taking a closer look at a consider sharing program that some say is just a way to get around city taxi laws. new at 6:00, david stevenson is live now in san francisco with the unusual ride that is drawing scrutiny, david. >> reporter: julie, it's notoriously difficult to catch a cab in san francisco but an a
michelle obama finished speaking less than an hour ago and gave a heart felt speech explaining why america needs to port her husband she believes here's the highlight. >> i know from experience that if i trawl want to leave a better world for my daughters and for all of our sons and daughters, if we want to give all of our childrenal foundation for their dreams and opportunities worthy of their promise. if we want to give them that accepts of limitless possibility, their belief that here in america there is always something better out there, if you are willing to work for it, then we must work like never before. and we must once again come together l. [applause] and stand together. [applause] for the man we can trust to keep moving this great country forward. my husband, our president, barack obama. [applause] thank you. god bless you. god bless america. l. [applause]. >> first lady bringing them to their neat charlotte, north carolina. white house sent out this image of president and sasha and malia watching michelle obama give her speech tonight. now the other big speaker this eve
. >> michelle obama takes center stage tonight at the dnc in charlotte, north carolina. allison burns is in our washington, d.c. newsroom with why she will not be taking on the president's rivals, alison. >> reporter: pam they say she will keep her message positive. tonight her mission is to promote her husband, not take on rivals, she wants to explain why he should have a second term. but other democrats like nancy pelosi, who also took her walk there are feeling more comfortable in the attack mode. she used that to take on republican extremism on women's issues. >> what more do you need to know about them. they who do not believe in that except when it comes to a woman's right to choose. >> and also the mayor of san antonio will try to convince them to turn out for president obama. what oakland mayor is telling convention delegates next. alison burns, ktvu channel 2 news. >> president obama visited louisiana and met with victims and volunteers. the president pledged to review flood protection there. nearly 3000 people are still in shelters and more than 100 100,000 people still without power,
. as their convention kicks off in charlotte. >> first lady michelle obama will be the headliner on the first night at the convention. >> this whole idea of folks better off now than they were four years ago, that's the central question to the election. >> the president can say a lot of things, and he will, but he can't tell you that you're better off. >> you want to know whether you're better off? i got a little bumper sticker for you. osama bin laden is dead and general motors is alive. >>> a massive wildfire raging right now in southern california. >> only 5% contained. the fire has burned 3,600 acres. >> i don't want this place to burn up. >> it has been one week since isaac slammed into the gulf coast, and still tens of thousands are in the dark. >> president obama visited a parish hit hard by hurricane isaac on monday. >> democrat or republican, we're all just americans looking out for one another. >> a close call for a homeowner. a moose attacked him. >> scared the crap out of me. do not jump on my car, mr. moose. >> you add in a bulldozer in a very crowded parking lot, angry by-standers, an
's sister. he is michelle obama's brother. >> from the great state of hawaii, i'm maya soetoro, an educator, mother of two and proud to be barack obama's little sister. [cheering and applause] >> i'm craig robinson, michelle obama's big brother, father of four and head coach of oregon state university's men's basketball team. any seven footers out there, give me a call. >> craig and i come from different states. we've had different upbringings and, as you can see, we have different perspectives on the world. >> but no matter how different we may seem, we share a set of values our parents gave us. values the same in chicago as they are in honolulu. a willingness to work hard, a commitment to education and the responsibility to look out for each other. they're the values at the core of how barack and michelle have lived their lives, raised our nieces and led this country as president and first lady of the united states. >> four years ago at this convention, i spoke with you all about how barack and i didn't grow up with much in the way of wealth, but we were blessed with a mother who taught u
warner cable arena, the stage is set. this is will first lady michelle obama and president clinton will speak. >> hearing obama talk thursday night and seeing that stadium full of 74,000 people. >> reporter: tomorrow we will visit with the california delegation, the largest delegation is playing a big role at this convention with many speakers at the convention including attorney general camala harris, ken pritchett, ktvu news. >>> many women are on the speakers list including high ranking names from california. among them house minority leading nancy pelosi. barbara lee as ken just mentioned camala harris. >>> ahead of the convention, president obama is giving hints about his acceptance speech coming up thursday night. >> thursday night i'm going to offer you what i believe is a better path forward. >> reporter: he promised students of the university of colorado that his path will grow the economy, create more jobs and strengthen the middle class. president obama will speak in ohio tomorrow then go to the gulf to see hurricane isaac damage. >>> today an advisor to mitt romney cal
time here getting used to it. >> reporter: the focus tonight will be on first lady michelle obama. democrats hope her popularity will draw on the fence voters. >> she'll tell the story of what he's done for this country and how she's been with him and seen him take these swift actions to help restore economic security. >> reporter: vice president biden arrives today. the president campaigning in norfolk today arrives wednesday. also today, delegates will show the party's platform, abortion rights, same-sex marriage, and extending tax breaks only for the middle class. tracie potts, nbc news, charlotte, north carolina. >> thank you, tracie. >>> coming up, yes, you do pay more for them, but the question is are they really better for you? we'll have the results of a new stanford study on the benefits of organic foods. you may want to change your shopping habits after this. >> reporter: bob redell live in the south bay. fresh from london. a couple of the men, u.s. gymnastics members of the team. we'll tell you what brings them here to san jose. that story coming up. >>> apple sets the
convention begins with a speech by first lady michelle obama and will end with his acceptance speech. >>> and allie rasmus tells us so far the project is right on schedule, that is good news, allie. >> reporter: it is, and if you look behind me you can see the construction sites since 10:00 p.m. and those bright lights have been shining down around the clock. crews have been working around the avenue night hours to get this seismic work done. and this video shows crews pouring concrete over half the bridge after inn stalling some of the plates over the westbound lanes of the dumbarton and they make up the new seismic joints and inn stalling that joint is the whole reason why this area is closed in the first place. it is allowing it to flexion and bends in the event of a major earthquake. the dumbarton tonight bridge, tell us what they completed last night. >> crews have been doing so much work getting through a lot of construction activity on the schedule. we are still looking at a an earl -- at an early morning opening and they have been getting it done and not running into any obst
. >> live pictures from new york and we also saw pictures from the white house. president obama and michelle obama in a moment of silence. 846 marks when the first plane hit the tower. you can see here the ceremony unfolding. nearly 3000 people were lost 11 years ago today. >> we all know where we were that day. 11 years ago today and at this moment, the first airplane at the north tower. congress returns to work after a five week vacation while it is unlikely that lawmakers will tackle a fiscal cliff >> here to explain that fiscal clifford is chilled schlesinger from money watch. what is the fiscal cliff? >> is very confusing, it is actually the combination of tax increases and spending cuts that are scheduled to go into effect january 2013. we have the bush era tax cuts set to expire and they bring the tax system back to 2001 levels. we also have president obama's temporary cuts including the 2 percent payroll tax holiday. it is estimated that 80 percent of americans will see some form of tax increase next year if nothing is done and the fact that the tax policy center says average househo
are brilliant. they can really be yes. -- they can really bs . the only one i like is michelle obama of. you can really feel her. this thing fosse sa sa >>gary: the giants of this hour , 2-0 arizona at the sixth. scary business today at the coliseum. the a's were swept three straight. all of this stuff is fine but here is the real story, you really have to defend yourself. right back at breaded mccarthy. sielaff to the game but the good news is, he never lost consciousness. he spent the night in a hospital. he will not be going with it teases seattle tomorrow. apparently, mccarthy is going to be all right. the angels won 7-1. the oakland a's were swept three straight. thank they're still one game up in the second wild-card spot valentine may be in his last month but he is not going down quietly. >> you do get the impression that maybe you have checked out >> what an embarrassing thing to say. if i was there, i would punchy in the south. how does that sound? does that sound like i have checked out? >>gary: in the erotic, his final match of his career against one martine. he won the first set
to it. >> at the time warner cable arena, ken pritchett sent these pictures. you see first lady michelle obama, she is set to speak tomorrow. on wednesday bill clinton will address the crowd as will kamala harris. >>> john burton infuriated republicans earlier today. he compared them to joseph. telling the big lie. he said people will believe a lie if it is repeated often, later he apalogized. ktvu's coverage continues tonight on the 10:00 p.m. news. our coverage continues through thursday. that is when president obama is scheduled to address the delegates. >>> a stolen truck used by the secret service in detroit has been recovered. some of the agency's equipment was in the truck when it was taken yesterday. it was found today in a parking lot. they declined to give details on what happened. vice president joe biden made an appearance there today. >>> mitt romney micked business and -- mixed business and pleasure today. they visited the harbor in new hampshire. after some instruction she took off in a jet ski and mitt romney followed in a boat close by. >> we have a very crystal clear ch
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. >> for michelle obama the peak at the end of the speech hit 28,000 tweets per minute. compare that too ann romney, just over 6,000. that is 6,000 to 7,000 range, per minute. >> that is the head of of government and news for twitter saying the volume of reaction is weighted to the democrats. tone is, too. tweets running about evenly split between positive and negative. for mitt romney, more negative than positive. and that does not translate into voter preference. this does measure ability to control the conversation. wruf got to say democrats are getting more tweets. >> all mark, -- right, mark. be sure to stay with us for live coverage from abc news of the president's acceptance speech coming up at 7:00. >> there is mark will be back and you can follow his tweets. >> and g.o.p. vice presidential candidate paul ryan is in los angeles tonight. his first visit to california since being named mitt romney's running mate. and today' tacked the economic record and told supporters rights of americans come from nature and god and not from government. and there is one person that won't be giving advice is
of silence at the pentagon. president obama is there, he is joined by michelle obama and leon panetta. this 184 people were killed at the pentagon 11 years ago today. the moment of silence marks the moment of impact at the pentagon. >> new this morning, one person was hospitalized and dozens of people are displaced after a fire at an apartment building in san jose. firefighters found an upstairs unit engulfed in flames. two people actually had jumped out of the upstairs window. one resident suffered second- degree burns while trying to escape. at least three units are uninhabitable >> let's check the weather >> turnaround and what you see? >> we can see the bridge >> that's a very good start. if index of low clouds around the bay area and some fog at the immediate coast. no reports of any local airport delays. look at the pocket of bluray north of the golden gate bridge. that is where we have some of the coldest temperatures this morning. 47 degrees in santa rosa. 54 degrees in fremont, mid-50s around the peninsula. 80 degrees in san jose due to the southwest breeze. 79 in santa clara
.c. at the pentagon and president barack obama as well as first lady michelle obama and leon panetta participated in a wreathe laying ceremony and ceremonies continue at the world trade center site and a memorial there. now again, we are also thinking about the people with the san francisco plane where the shanksville plane with those who fought back and there were lat turns left there. now the san francisco fire department is getting ready to honor victims with a special ceremony in just about 40 minutes. tara moriarty has more on what they are doing in san francisco to remember the lives lost in 9/11. >>> well garage doors just went up and everybody is ready and the fire truck will be pulled up shortly and folks are gearing up near 19th and folsom and they will put the flag at half-time. the lights were up this morning and before 7:00 this morning all 43 firehouses will hold ceremonies to remember the firefighters who lost their lives on 9/11. if you would like to observe and honor the fallen in new york city and flight 93 the public is welcome at local fire stations. >> it will be somber and h
guidelines supported by michelle obama. guidelines are designed to fight obesity but students in kansas are rebelling fighting back with music video. what is going on? jim avila has the story. >> reporter: it's a lunchroom revolt. >> students and teachers at this high school creating a viral video protesting the new calorie cutting menus in their calf tear yeah. they say they are not getting enough to eat. ♪ >> their complaints, new school lunch guidelines rolled out, limited calories to fight the obesity epidemic among the youth. they restricted elementary schoolers to 650 calories, 750 middle schoolers and 850 for high school students. now, half of each plate must be filled with vegetables and fruit plus milk or a fruit smoothie on every tray. on some schools the amount of food thrown out is shocking. this month we visited a school in suburban chicago where high schoolers analyzed the weight. 46 boxes of pears. all that were served were thrown away. >> there is a 50% increase in lunchroom trash. >> they say the new menus are working in some schools and the rules are long overdue. >>
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